High schools: Frontier volleyball sweeps Turners Falls

  • Frontier’s Jillian Apanell (12), right, tips the ball over Turners Falls’ Skylei LaPan (7) and Abbigail Holloway (8) in the second set Wednesday night at Goodnow Gymnasium in South Deerfield. FOR THE GAZETTE/DAN LITTLE

Staff Reports
Published: 10/13/2021 9:45:48 PM

SOUTH DEERFIELD — It took playing Frontier to end the Turners Falls volleyball team’s winning streak. 

The Thunder had dropped just one total set during their 12-match win streak to open the season, but the Redhawks changed that Wednesday night by pulling away with a 3-0 victory at Goodnow Gymnasium. 

Frontier was the No. 3 team in the latest MIAA Div. 5 Power Rankings while Turners was No. 5 entering Wednesday’s contest. 

“When I first started here, Turners was the best team anywhere west of Worcester,” Frontier coach Sean MacDonald said. “When I see Turners, I always know they’re a good team. They’ve always been respectable. We always want to play well against them. Turners is clearly a great team and we wanted to see how we did against them.”

Turners struggled to get going early in sets, falling into deficits it was unable to climb out of. Frontier held a 10-2 lead in the first set, a 16-4 lead in the second set and went up 14-5 in the third set. 

Jillian Apanell was a problem all night for the Thunder defense, putting down 18 kills to go along with three aces. Sydney Scanlon distributed the ball all over to the tune 27 assists, Lilah Evans smashed nine kills and Baker had seven aces in the victory. 

Smith Vocational 3, Commerce 0 – Nine assists, four kills and three aces from Yanibel Agosto propelled the Vikings to a 25-11, 25-23, 29-27 sweep.

Jordan Dunham (five aces, three kills), Sarah Paradee (four aces, five digs), Jaycee Beaulieu (six blocks, five assists) and Heidelex Cordova (five digs, six aces) were other key performers.

Amherst 3, Central 1 – With three starters out of the lineup, sophomores Lauren Joy and Shannon Klaes stepped up and played well for the Hurricanes in a 23-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-21 victory over previously unbeaten Central.

Delaney MacPhetres paced the offense with 15 kills, while Audrey Bowen also had a big offensive night with 14 kills. Klaes put down eight kills and Joy had five.

Annabel Ogden went for 46 assists in a busy night at setter, while Liza Beigel’s 16 digs were tops. Juliana Shepard recorded eight aces, as Amherst amassed 22 as a team from the service line.

Boys soccer

Belchertown 2, East Longmeadow 0 – Goals from Aiden Torna and Dominic Mancuso lifted the Orioles to another shutout victory Wednesday night.

Shay O’Neill and Hunter LePage had the assists for Belchertown, which led 1-0 at halftime. Goalie Jacob Chaisson stopped five shots in net.

Hampshire 5, Monson 0 – Owen Miller and Aidan Miklasiewicz tallied first-half strikes, and the Raiders pulled away after intermission for another victory Wednesday evening.

Matt Solan, AJ Dybacki and Jesse Connors were the second-half goal scorers for Hampshire.

Brendan Stevenson made three saves to pick up his first shutout.

St. Mary’s 5, PVCICS 0 – Jon Baillargeon’s hat trick sent the Saints to a 5-0 victory on Wednesday.

Dragons goalie Abram Speek made five saves.

West Springfield 2, Amherst 0 – Yahsiel Devi Dalomba made 15 saves in the Amherst net.

Garrett Daley and Dominic Penna were the West Side goal scorers.

Sabis 1, Smith Academy 0 – Ryan Belina made 12 saves for the Falcons in a 1-0 loss Wednesday.

Eric Kibarra scored for the Bulldogs.

Girls soccer

Holyoke 2, Sabis 1 – Merlandie Pierre scored both goals for the Purple Knights, including the eventual game winner in the second half.

Kaiya Thomas Rivera assisted on one of Pierre’s tallies, and goalie Jayvah Stuckey made seven saves.

Amherst 6, Renaissance 0 – Lily Gleason came out of the goal to tally the first goal of her career, and the Hurricanes snagged a 6-0 win Wednesday.

Amherst, which led 3-0 at halftime, also received goals from Moriah Luetjen, Madeline Hockman, Jaeden Case, Sophie Higham and Ella Hinkel.

Assists were credited to Hockman, Ava Carvel, Isabel Polak and Ava Polak. Gleason and Eleanor Jacoby combined for three saves to notch the clean sheet.

Drury 2, Hopkins Academy 1 – Tia Fyden tallied for the Golden Hawks, tying the game in the second half before visiting Drury notched the game-winning strike in the 70th minute for a 2-1 win.

Megan Jolly assisted on Fyden’s goal. Cassidy Fyden recorded 13 saves for Hopkins.

Easthampton 2, Frontier 1 – Ana Growhowski scored the eventual game winner in the 53rd minute as the Eagles clipped the Redhawks, 2-1, Wednesday night in South Deerfield.

Frontier’s Makayla Santos tallied in the 65th minute to pull within 2-1.

Easthampton goalie Addison Barr stopped seven shots, while Frontier’s Cady Wells Robinson had one save. 

Field hockey

Palmer 1, Hampshire 0 – Colton Santarelli had the only goal of the game as the Panthers earned their first win of the season.


Hampshire 22, Mohawk Trail 2 – Levi Zielinski took medalist honors with a round of 41 to help the Raiders roll at Southampton Country Club.

Brayden Fennessy shot 42 in the win, while Pryden Messier carded a 45.

Northampton 24, Chicopee 0 – It was a dominant effort for the Blue Devils Wednesday, as Galen Fowles’ 1-under 34 lifted the squad to a clean sweep at Northampton Country Club.

Evan Yurko (38), Ben O’Connor (40), Jack Mattison Gulotta (41), Reilly Fowles (41) and Jack Carpenter (43) also played well en route to respective 4-0 sweeps.

South Hadley 13, Monson 11 – Ben Gardiner, Bennett Allen and Boston Kelly combined for 11 of the Tigers’ 13 points in the bottom three spots in the lineup as South Hadley edged Monson in action Wednesday.

Hopkins 17½, Sabis 6½ – The Golden Hawks are postseason-bound for the first time since winning the Western Mass. title in 2016 thanks to a win over Sabis Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Golf Course in Springfield.

Taylor Barry and Connor Asselin shared medalist honors with rounds of 42, and both swept four points from their opponents.  

Williston results

Easthampton’s Ayden Kokoszka scored both goals for the Williston Northampton boys soccer team in a 2-2 draw with Choate Wednesday on the road.

Elsewhere, Kennedy Dawson paced the defensive effort as the girls volleyball team fell to Kingswood Oxford, 3-1.

In boys water polo, Nathan Shatz scored four times while Trip Bradbury and Jack Coscia each had three goals in a 13-7 win over Westminster.

Goals by Emily Hamman, Quinn Pollack, Teaghan Hall and Annika Jensen powered girls soccer past Cushing Academy, 4-0. Selena Negron earned her four th shutout of the season.

Olivia Lawry, Violet Carroll, Maeve Reynolds and Natalie Stott all found the back of the net in the Wildcats’ 4-1 win over Ethel Walker on the field hockey pitch.

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